Yoshiko Suzuki

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Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript (CART) peptide (CART-(55-102)) is involved in the suppression of food intake. We now report that CART-(55-102) is involved in anxiety in rodents. Intracerebroventricularly administered CART-(55-102) as well as intraperitoneal administration of N-methyl-beta-carboline-3-carboxamide (FG-7142), a selective(More)
We investigated the effects of a novel melanocortin-4 (MC4) receptor antagonist,1-[(S)-2-(4-fluorophenyl)-2-(4-isopropylpiperadin-1-yl)ethyl]-4-[4-(2-methoxynaphthalen-1-yl)butyl]piperazine (MCL0129) on anxiety and depression in various rodent models. MCL0129 inhibited [(125)I][Nle(4)-D-Phe(7)]-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone (alpha-MSH) binding to MC4(More)
Vesnarinone is an effective inotropic agent for treating congestive heart failure, but its clinical usage is restricted because of the severe side effect of agranulocytosis. In myeloid HL-60 cells, vesnarinone increased the intracellular content of a proapoptotic lipid mediator, ceramide, in a time- and dose-dependent manner. Vesnarinone-induced apoptosis(More)
Estrogens and androgens exert many biological effects that do not require interactions of their receptors with chromosomal DNA. However, it has been a long-standing question how the sex steroid receptors provoke signal transduction outside the nucleus. Here we have shown that epidermal growth factor (EGF) directs sex-specific steroid signaling through Src(More)
We compared the expression profiles of highly purified human CD34+ cells and erythroid progenitor cells by micro-serial analysis of gene expression (microSAGE). Human CD34+ cells were purified from granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-mobilized blood stem cells, and erythroid progenitors were obtained by cultivating these cells in the presence of stem cell(More)
OBJECTIVE Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) inhibits erythropoiesis and enhances nonerythroid colony formation. The present study examines the nature of these nonerythroid cells and investigates their physiologic role in relation to erythroid progenitor cells. MATERIALS AND METHODS Highly purified human CD34(+) cells underwent erythroid(More)
(R)-(1)-2-Amino-4-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-[1-[4-(4-fluorophenyl)-4oxobutyl]pyrrolidin-3-yl]thiazole (NRA0045), a novel thiazole derivative, has high affinities for the human cloned dopamine D4.2, D4.4 and D4.7 receptors, with Ki values of 2.54, 0.55 and 0.54 nM, respectively. NRA0045 is approximately 91-fold more potent at the dopamine D4.2 receptor, compared(More)
Atypical antipsychotic properties of 4-(4-fluorobenzylidene)-1-[2-[5-(4-fluorophenyl)-1H-pyrazol-4-yl]ethyl] piperidine (NRA0161) were investigated by in vitro receptor affinities, in vivo receptor occupancies and findings were compared with those of risperidone and haloperidol in rodent behavioral studies. In in vitro receptor binding studies, NRA0161 has(More)
In vitro and in vivo pharmacological properties of 5-[2-[4-(6-fluoro-1H-indole-3-yl)piperidin-1-yl]ethyl]-4-(4-fluorophenyl)thiazole-2-carboxylic acid amide (NRA0562), a novel atypical antipsychotic, were investigated. NRA0562 showed high affinities for human cloned dopamine D(1), D(2), D(3) and D(4) receptors with Ki values of 7.09, 2.49, 3.48 and 1.79 nM.(More)
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